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  • Collection: Blair, John

Young woman in school uniform, she is holding a pair of glasses in her left hand, standing in front of a door. Submitted with caption: 'A typical Jamaican schoolgirl, mid 1940s.'

Full-length photograph of M Johnson’s father as a child, with his right foot placed on a low wall. Submitted with caption; 'A typical Jamaican schoolboy (in this case, the author’s father), mid-1940s.'

Bungalow with lower level, submitted with caption: 'The Teacher's Cottage in rural Jamaica that John Blair once lived in as a child.'

Head and shoulders portrait photograph of J Blair in cadet’s uniform, submitted with caption: 'John Blair in training, Canada, 1942'.

John Blair in Flight Lieutenant’s uniform flanked by two other RAF flight crew, on the left of the photograph a wireless operator and on the right, a pilot, they are in a room with maps on the walls, and are leaning on a table. Submitted with…

Six airmen in uniform standing next to mobile steps in front of a De Haviland Comet with the words 'Royal Air Force Transport Command' along its side. Submitted with caption; 'John Blair & crew with their Comet aircraft, 1960s'.

Team of 13 girls dressed in sportswear and holding hockey sticks, submitted with caption; 'A typical Jamaican female school girl's Hockey Team in 1945 close to the spot where Canadian soldier Tom Forsyth was warned off watching girl's hockey…

A group of 24 cadets and three officers arranged in three rows in front of an Anson. Submitted with caption; 'John Blair (left of photo) during his training in Canada, 1942'.

Black and white full-length portrait photograph of John Blair wearing civilian clothes with medals on his left breast, in front of a large, white building with portico. There are various people behind him: one is dressed in the uniform of a British…

Eight members of the Blair family in a stationary rowing boat, three seated. Submitted with caption 'Blair family members visit the seaside, St Elizabeth, Jamaica, 1930s'.

A vertical photograph taken of the destruction of Cologne. Almost every building has been destroyed. The cathedral is in the bottom right corner. Submitted with caption: 'The results of bombing on the centre of the German city of Cologne, February…

Head and shoulders portrait of Arthur in uniform with sergeant's stripes and Air Gunner's brevet. Submitted with caption: 'Arthur Young. Born in Cardiff he was killed in the crash of the "Salford Lancaster" on 30 July 1944, returning from an…

Mark Johnson reminisces about John Blair. He discusses family life in rural Jamaica as a mixed-ethnicity person, highly respected by everyone. He was a qualified teacher, a lawyer, and a farmer. Reminisces other Caribbeans who volunteered and served…
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